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    Regional Postfellowship Group Meeting

    Date: 6 March 2018

    Venue:  TBC

    Programme:  to follow

    Departments will expect you to book study leave.

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    It is aimed at  Core Anaesthetic Trainees and working towards the Primary FRCA exam.

    Matched to the Basic Level Curriculum and incorporated Practical Workshops with both Depth of Anaesthesia Monitoring and Infusion Pumps.

    Date:  7 March 2018

    Vuneu:  Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital


    Further details:   Barbara.Sladdin@nuth.nhs.uk

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    Date: 12 March 2018

    Venue: Simulation Centre, Freeman Hospital

    The course is aimed at anaesthetic trainees, Cardiothoracic/Thoracic anaesthetists of all grades or anaesthetists who use one lung anaesthesia occasionally, such as trauma, upper GI, vascular or scoliosis surgery. It is particular complementary for specialist trainees in cardiothoracic anaesthesia modules to achieve competencies.

    There will also be a Storz rep coming along, with a range of scopes for people to get their hands on.
    The course is limited to 12 delegates.

    Further information: Barbara.Sladdin@nuth.nhs.uk

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    No additional detail for this event.

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    Keep up to date locally with essential topics in anaesthesia by attending the AAGBI’s Core Topics meeting. Central to the AAGBI’s educational programme Core Topics meetings are one or two day conferences held at different locations about the UK and Ireland.

    • Covering a broad spectrum of core topics essential to every anaesthetist, including trainees
    • The opportunity to update your knowledge and top up your CPD in a time and cost effective way.
    • Discover what’s new, share ideas and network with peers in these didactic and interactive sessions.
    • Covering FRCA exam subjects, perfect for busy trainee anaesthetists.
    • Come away with up-to-date information and skills.

    Date:  14 March 2018

    Venue:   Newcastle Civic Centre

    Further details:  https://www.aagbi.org/education/events/core-topics

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    A three day mentorship course designed for you to:

    • Develop mentorship skills
    • Meet GMC best practice

    Date:  16 March 2018

    Venue:   Education Centre, James Cook Unversity Hospital

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    MEPA is a national course for Specialty Trainees in Anaesthesia, teaching management strategies for paediatric anaesthetic emergencies. MEPA is recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists.

    A one-day, small group simulation course, offering both practical and theoretical training using simulation. Provision is made for detailed scenario feedback and discussion in a supportive and constructive manner.

    This regional course is held throughout the year, at the Newcastle Hospitals Trust Simulation Centre based at the Freeman Hospital.

    Course date – 19 March 2018

    Further Information:



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  • Primary & Final VIVA practice - Every Wednesday afternoon at the RVI there will be regular viva sessions from 16:00-17:00. The aim of these sessions is to have regular viva practice in the lead up to the exam. Primary and Final viva candidates throughout the whole region are all very welcome Read More...
  • Careers In Anaesthesia – Northern Region -
  • NAP 18 – 23 September 2018 - DATE FOR YOUR DIARY NAP18  (Northern Anaesthetic Pedal) will be  held on 23rd September 2018. Further information to follow very soon.  
  • The Neonatal Airway Management for Obstetric Anaesthetists (NAMOA) course – 20 April 2018 - Ever been in a situation in obstetrics where things aren't going well over at the resuscitaire? The Neonatal Airway Management for Obstetric Anaesthetists (NAMOA) course has been designed to give you the knowledge and skills to help assist the midwives & neonatal team if asked to help Read More...
  • Entering information into an e-portfolio - Summary guidance:   Entering information into an e-portfolio- March 2018   http://www.aomrc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Summary-guidance-Entering-information-into-an-e-portfolio.pdf
  • Writing Opportunity - Another opportunity presents itself…. This would suit someone wanting to buff their CV, esp if also interested in vascular. Probably best for mid-grade to senior trainee. Are you interested in writing an article (deadline 1st October 2018) for Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine (Elsevier)  called Read More...
  • RCoA – GAS newsletter - The latest edition of “The Gas” Trainee Newsletter is now available on the College Website please see link below;  We would be very grateful if you could forward it to your anaesthetic trainees for their information.   https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/document-store/the-gas-newsletter-issue-19
  • Mentoring – NEMO - The North East Mentoring Organisation is a local group of (mostly) anaesthetists including trainees and consultants. We have all been trained in mentoring and use mentors in our own work and lives. We are based in the north east, and aim to arrange mentoring sessions Read More...
  • Introduction to Obstetric Anaesthesia – 5 & 6 July 2018 - Date:  5 & 6 July 2018 Venue:   Simulation Centre, Freeman Hospital This two day practical simulator course will give you the skills needed to commence supervised practice in Obstetric Anaesthesia.  This course is of most benefit to those who have had no obstetric anaesthesia Read More...
  • NUSGRA – ESRA E-Day Learning Zone - The Group of Regional Anaesthetists (GORA) recently hosted an ESRA E-Day at the RVI.   Videos from the E-Day can be found:  http://nusgra.com/resources/esra-e-day-rvi-2018-videos/  
  • New FRCA Revision Website Launched - Ease those revision woes by signing up to the definitive FRCA revision website It contains hundred of accurate exam questions with extensive answers and explanations. Undertake timed mock exams or simply work through each subject in both the primary and final FRCA. OSCE and viva Read More...
  • NORTHUMBRIA AIRWAY WORKSHOP (NAW) 2018 - NAW is a very popular airway course, approved by the RCoA for 10 CPD,  it attracts national and international delegates. NAW is suitable for all grades of anaesthetists and other specialties who want to learn advance airway techniques. Candidates achieve theoretical and practical knowledge about the Read More...
  • North East Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia (NUSGRA) – Cadaveric Workshop – 5 & 6 July 2018 - Date:  5 & 6 July 2018 Venue:  Newcastle Surgical Training Centre, Freeman Hospital, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Real time performances of Ultrasound Guided Regional Block on ‘fresh cadavers’   Programme includes: Physics of Ultrasound Surgical Anatomy demonstration on cadaveric prosection Ultrasound scanning and sonoanatomy on live Read More...
  • One Lung Ventilation course – 15 October 2018 - Date:   15 October 2018 Venue:   Simulation Centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Time:  8:30 am until 5:00 pm This one day course uses simulation and skill stations to teach a "Hands on" approach to single lung ventilation. Practical aspects of One Lung Anaesthesia Double lumen tube Read More...
  • Subscribe to the NSAICM Newsletter - A weekly newsletter will be emailed out every Thursday morning at 9.00am. This will contain the latest 3 news items and 3 event items. Often more than 3 items will be added throughout the week so it is important to still check the website regularly Read More...